Only one in seven West Australian men involved in a new study met fertility benchmarks set by the World Health Organisation, researchers have said.
More than 400 WA men aged between 20 and 22 had testicular ultrasounds and sperm samples examined by researchers from the University of Western Australia and Perth’s King Edward Memorial Hospital.
They found 85 per cent of the men failed to reach the World Health Organisation’s criterion for fertility, which measures semen quality and sperm count. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
You just can’t make this up.
The very latest Sars/Ebola/Birdflu/AIDS set up that they have created to put total fear into poor old Joe.”
The official story on this just sounds totally made up.
More than 8,500 people were hospitalized last week and six have now died in Australia due to what is being reported as a rare phenomenon known as “thunderstorm asthma”.
(I told you it sounds totally made up.)
Right now if you search for this story on Google News Australia, there isn’t a peep about it in the top news. You have to type in the word “asthma”.
Then it’s like a horror show. Continue reading »
“We are entering a very dark phase in this battle to retain our liberty,” warns Armstrong Economics’ Martin Armstrong, adding that “this is the most dangerous period we are heading into for governments will respond only to their own self-interest to survive.”
The war on cash is in full swing.
First we saw India’s Modi demonetize bank-notes in the interest of fighting corruption and tax avoidance in the black economy… later admitting that this will eventually lead to a cashless society.
Then we hear of a proposal now being whispered behind the curtain in Europe is to impose a tax on withdrawing your own money from an ATM. The banks support this measure as a whole because they see this as preventing bank runs.
And now the whispers behind the curtain are starting to get louder. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“Hey…looks like the Aussies might get a White Christmas….”
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H/t reader kevin a.
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President Obama made a foolish decision to not welcome China in the formation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
It was ludicrous for Obama to leave China out of things. China is the second biggest economy in the world, third if you treat the EU as a block.
Had China been in the deal all along, we may not have seen the ludicrous provision that allowed companies to sue governments. That provision was one of the key reasons the deal failed.
With the election of Trump, TPP is officially dead. China, not the US, will be at the center of a new Asian trade pact.
TPP Dead, China Strives to Fill Void
On November 10, in the wake of Trump’s election, Beijing sought to fill the void left by TPP by reviving its proposed Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific pact. Continue reading »
- Man, 29, charged after allegedly holding teenage girl against her will
- Rashadul Islam allegedly held the girl for a month at a home in Blacktown
- Islam allegedly sexually assaulted the girl, 15, at the Western Sydney home
- Police saw girl trying to escape down nearby street at 1.30am Thursday
- Islam was charged with aggravated sexual assault and common assault
A girl who was allegedly held captive by an asylum seeker for a month in his Sydney home has been found after she was seen running barefoot for her life down a Western Sydney street.
The 15-year-old foster-home girl was allegedly kept as a hostage in a Blacktown home, in Sydney’s west, for four weeks before she was seen by police being chased down a nearby street at 1.30am on Thursday. Continue reading »
Asylum seekers who attempt to illegally enter Australia by boat will never be allowed back into the country, even if they legally apply for refugee status or come as a tourist decades later.
The tough new laws will be introduced by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton when Parliament returns, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Australia is currently the only country in the world to mandate the strict detention of illegal migrants and asylum seekers. Anyone entering or found to be in Australia without a valid visa is locked up on the islands of Nauru and Manus. Continue reading »
With snow still falling across Southern Australia and New Zealand and reported well below temperatures for the months of June-October it is difficult to believe that temperatures came in 4th warmest year ever. Remember that meteorological bureaus said get ready for no snow and warmest year ever. The opposite happened.
While Australia whines about the lack of democracy and freedom in places like Syria, it is doing everything in its power to ensure that nothing resembling either of those things is allowed within its own borders.
Apparently having found itself in a race with France, Germany, the UK and the United States, for which country can eliminate personal liberties, freedom of speech – or even thought – while launching wars all across the world on the basis of protecting those things, Australia is proving itself to be a capable competitor.
The examples of Australia’s thought control policies are legion, but the most recent is surrounding the vaccination hysteria in the ability of free adults to choose whether or not they accept toxic chemicals (or life-saving medicines with no side effects) into their bodies.
According to a report by the Guardian, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has announced a fatwa of jihad against nurses and midwives who discourage vaccination or are critical of vaccines. Continue reading »
You may not have noticed, but there are two kinds of countries in the world these days: Dictatorships led by authoritarians and democracies that are slowly being taken over by authoritarians. Put Australia into the latter.
Organic & Healthy reports that the land Down Under has become the first nation to begin microchipping its citizens, though NBC News predicted some years ago that, by 2017, Americans would all be microchipped.
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- Thirteen ‘high risk’ inmates have written to NSW’s prisons commissioner
- They are protesting the ‘inhumane’ conditions inside Goulburn jail
- Group includes five men convicted of plotting a terrorist attack in Sydney
- Their letter also complains about the cost of halal food inside the prison
Five high risk terrorist inmates have threatened a hunger strike against the ‘inhumane’ living conditions inside a supermax prison.
The prisoners were part of a group of 13 ‘extreme high risk-rated inmates (EHRR)’ who signed a letter protesting their treatment inside Sydney’s Goulburn Correctional Centre. Continue reading »
A FRIGHTENING new Islamic State magazine has encouraged lone wolves to attack and kill Australians in public acts of terror.
“Kill them on the streets of Brunswick, Broadmeadows, Bankstown, and Bondi. Kill them at the MCG, the SCG, the Opera House, and even in their backyards,” an article published on Monday in the new English-language online periodical urged.
“Stab them, shoot them, poison them, and run them down with your vehicles.
“Kill them wherever you find them until the hollowness of their arrogance is filled with terror and they find themselves on their knees with their backs broken under the weight of regret for having waged a war against the believers, and by Allah’s will, and then through your sacrifices, this Ummah [community of Muslims] will be victorious.”
The editorial from the terrorist organisation, entitled Among The Believers Are Men, also alleged that Melbourne man Ezzit Raad, who was convicted over a plan to blow-up the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2005, died while fighting for IS in November 2015. Continue reading »
He has two wives? Isn’t polygamy illegal in Australia?
And he is a disability pensioner, but he is well enough to recruit for jihad? UK jihadi Anjem Choudary said in February 2013:
“We are on Jihad Seekers Allowance, We take the Jizya (protection money paid to Muslims by non-Muslims) which is ours anyway. The normal situation is to take money from the Kafir (non-Muslim), isn’t it? So this is normal situation. They give us the money. You work, give us the money. Allah Akbar, we take the money. Hopefully there is no one from the DSS (Department of Social Security) listening. Ah, but you see people will say you are not working. But the normal situation is for you to take money from the Kuffar (non-Muslim) So we take Jihad Seeker’s Allowance.”
“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued” (Qur’an 9:29).
“Six years’ jail for terrorist recruiter who sent jihadis to Syria,” by Simone Fox Koob, The Australian, September 2, 2016:
A western Sydney terrorist recruiter, a disability pensioner with two wives, has been sentenced to six years jail for helping send young Australian jihadis to Syria to fight.
Hamdi Alqudsi held up one finger and called out “I love you” to his relatives in a Parramatta courtroom yesterday at his Supreme Court sentencing. Continue reading »
- Mufiz Rahaman, 20, said he thought raping a 10-year-old boy was okay
- The Myanmar refugee said it was culturally acceptable in his home land
- The court heard Rahaman tried to offer the boy money and denied rape
- Rahaman is a Rohingya Muslim – as was his young victim
A refugee who raped a ten-year-old boy has claimed he did not know sexually assaulting the child was wrong as it was ‘culturally acceptable’ in his homeland.
Mufiz Rahaman told Sydney’s Downing Centre Court raping children was not seen as morally wrong in his native Myanmar when he pleaded guilty to the aggravated sexual assault of a 10-year-old refugee on Wednesday, the Daily Telegraph reported. Continue reading »
Australian police are investigating a possible “extremist” attack involving a French national who stabbed a British woman to death and injured two others while reportedly yelling “Allahu Akbar.” As Reuters reports, the police are looking into possible “mental health or drug misuse” issues and any “indication of an extremist slant or he was radicalized,” an officer said, noting the man was in Australia on a valid tourist visa and had no known links to radical groups such as Islamic State.
The assault took place on Wednesday at a backpackers’ hostel near Townsville in northern Queensland.
Sports stores across Melbourne are running out of baseball bats as customers take fears of gang violence into their own hands.
The spike in sales, mentioned on 3AW radio’s ‘Rumour File’ segment on Wednesday, has seen Rebel Sports’ Highpoint, Watergardens, Dandenong and Frankston stores in Victoria almost sell out of bats for the sport.
Multiple store assistants said customers told them they were afraid of Melbourne’s Apex gang and were snapping up the bats for self-defence. Continue reading »
A mysterious flesh-eating virus is spreading throughout Australia – and doctors have no idea where it comes from or what causes it.
The Bairnsdale virus, also known as the buruli ulcer is a gruesome flesh-eating bacteria which devours flesh, fat, tendons, nerves and extreme cases even bone.
The virus has been in Victoria for decades with 45 cases already recorded this year – but it could soon move to New South Wales.
H/t reader kevin a.
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June and July temperatures have been the coldest in years, including several hot-water bottle-bursting mornings that have dropped below zero.
Failing a warmer spell in the next fortnight, the weather bureau predicts Perth will post its coldest winter since 1998. Continue reading »
CHILDCARE claims totalling more than $27 million of taxpayers’ money are suspected to have been sent to Islamic State terrorists.
Counter-terrorism police and seven other agencies are investigating if the childcare benefits and rebates are being sent overseas to help ISIS and other terrorist groups after a 10-month inquiry culminated in a raid on the Lakemba family day care business of brothers Mohammad and Ibrahim Omar, aged 25 and 27, who operate more than 600 in-home daycare providers.
Two men have been accused of fraudulently claiming $27 million dollars in government benefits and rebates for family childcare centres in south-west Sydney.
Ali Assaad, 22, from Moorebank, allegedly lied to the government and submitted forged time sheets claiming he was looking after seven children at his home for eight hours a day to reap thousands of taxpayer’s dollars, Australian Federal Police claim.
Assaad, who was arrested and charged with fraud on Wednesday, is accused of working with his brother, Mohammad, in the scheme, earning a salary of more than $150,000 a year and allegedly stealing $27 million together since 2012, according to ABC’s 7.30.
H/t reader kevin a.
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CHINESE Triads and West African gangs are among the international organised crime syndicates making the deadly drug ice for the booming Australian market.
Triad society members are using clandestine meth labs they have set up in the Philippines and Malaysia to supply Australian and South-East Asian drug users.
West African gangsters are trafficking ice and other methamphetamines either directly to Asia and Australia or to Asia and Australia via Southern Africa and Western Europe. Continue reading »
A state-run Chinese newspaper has demanded ‘revenge’ against Australia after it backed an international tribunal’s landmark decision to reject its claims over the South China Sea.
A scathing editorial appeared in The Global Times last week after Foreign Minister Julie Bishop did not support China when its bid to secure marine entitlement from the Philippines in the South China Sea was rejected by an international court in July.
The article said Australia had ‘double standards’ and mocked the nation as a ‘paper cat’ whose power means ‘nothing compared to the security of China’. Continue reading »